North Ashton6 Comments
Photo: Janice Ryder
Item #: 8981
Hi Janice. What year was this photo taken? I remember the tracks, used to go down that way to on our way to Grandma Lomaxs' at Cox Lump. Sometimes go down by the tracks, other times along through Coxs' farm and come out just north of where the Landgate roundabout is now. Happy days!
Janice, the farm in the background of the cottages, is that what used to be Cox's farm?
That is the same way we used to visit my grandparents and other members of the family. They too lived at Park lane or Cox Lump.
Hiya Janet, i think the photo was taken in the early 70's. The farm you mean is the one you can see at the back of the cottages it was known as Old Bill Hodkinson's Farm (Hokie's). He owned it for many years until he died in 1969. The official name for the farm is Cranberry Ley. It was the lane that runs at the back of the farm down to the main road which is about a mile long that was known as Cox's Lane.
Thanks Janice. I remember also going from Cox Lump down Cox lane and turning right at the farm going through Tan Pit Wood area to go to my aunties on Billinge Rd in Winstanley.
when i used to work at cranberry ley farm it was just a roll out of bed for me as i lived at no 7 highbrooks cottages and i work for w hogkinson.